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The Hiram Police Department has been awarded a grant through Region 5 Law Enforcement State Homeland Security for a new MDT (Mobile Data Terminal). Hiram PD uses MDT’s in the patrol cars to run license plates and pertinent information of individuals through the State of Ohio LEADS (Law Enforcement Automated Data System) when conducting law enforcement duties. Given the fact the Hiram PD does not have its own dispatch center, the use of MDT’s by officers is vital to operations, officers have direct connection with the State of Ohio data base to gather information relevant to license plates, stolen vehicles, active arrest warrants, driver’s license information, and other imperative information needed to successfully, effectively, and efficiently conduct law enforcement duties. The total cost of the awarded grant is $3,347.00. The equipment will be in service very shor DEPARTMENT of JUSTICE GRANT The Hiram Police Department has been awarded a $2,795.00 grant from the United States Department of Justice. The grant is known as the “Bulletproof Partnership Program” and is directed toward the purchase of body armor for law enforcement officers. “We are excited that we were successful and awarded the grant, our current budget allocations does not permit or accommodate the purchase of body armor for our police officers”. Chief Ed Samec said. Law enforcement body armor vests range in price from $600.00 to $800.00 each and expire at a 5 year time frame. “I want to assure that all of our police officers have updated and modern body armor to wear as part of their daily uniforms”. Chief Ed Samec added. “In this day and age, law enforcement officers face hazardous and sometimes potentially fatal encounters and not having body armor as part of our uniform wear is no longer a concern not only for the officers but for their families as well, I have vowed to do everything I can do as a police chief to ensure safety for our officers and outfitting them with body armor is a huge step in that.” Chief Samec said.
HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT
The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Services Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the acquisition of 2 in-car dash mounted video recorder units for 2 of Hiram PD patrol cars. The total project is budgeted at $4,134.60. The approval of this grant will heighten the ability to obtain video evidence and footage of officer/public interactions during traffic stops without carrying the financial burden to the taxpayers. “With successful grant acquisitions we are able to improve, acquire, and update safety equipment, which generates an improved safety service that we provide to the community, it also is completed without burdening taxpayers or the budget with the expense”. Currently Hiram PD does not have in-car video recording devices which are extremely important to law enforcement, we now will have the capability to capture footage that will serve to be extremely vital in our everyday operations.
OHIO CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES JUSTICE ASSISTANCE LAW ENFORCEMENT GRANT
HPD Jag Grant
The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Services Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the total replacement of 2 The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Services Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the total replacement of 2 outdated light bars on 2 Hiram P.D. patrol cars. The total project is budgeted at $3,500.00. The approval of this grant will heighten and improve officer safety and roadway safety during traffic stops and emergency responses without carrying the financial burden to the taxpayers. “With successful grant acquisitions we are able to improve and update current outdated safety equipment, which generates an improved safety service that we provide to the community, it also is completed without burdening taxpayers or the budget with the expense”. The current light bars are the rotating and flasher type, the new light bars that will be acquired with the grant funds are LED styles which are very visible from long distances.  The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Services Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the total replacement of 2 outdated light bars on 2 Hiram P.D. patrol cars. The total project is budgeted at $3,500.00. The approval of this grant will heighten and improve officer safety and roadway safety during traffic stops and emergency responses without carrying the financial burden to the taxpayers. “With successful grant acquisitions we are able to improve and update current outdated safety equipment, which generates an improved safety service that we provide to the community, it also is completed without burdening taxpayers or the budget with the expense”. The current light bars are the rotating and flasher type, the new light bars that will be acquired with the grant funds are LED styles which are very visible from long distances.
2014 JAG GRANT
HPD Jag Grant
HIRAM TRUST GRANT
The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce that we received $2,000.00 grant award from the Hiram Trust Grant. The grant award will be directed to the Hiram/Garrettsville Police “Shop with a Cop” program. The Shop with a Cop program provides Hiram/Garrettsville area children, and their families, the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season. The program is designed for less fortunate and under privileged children to go holiday shopping, for themselves and families, with a police officer. The program brings about much heartfelt joy to a lot of area children and families. Our goal is that every child gets the chance to enjoy the holiday season. The “Shop with a Cop” program is a wonderful program that Hiram Police Department intends to hold every year. We hold this program close to our hearts and it means a lot to us. Last year 30 children and their families participated in the program. We look forward to the ‘Shop with a Cop” program every year, seeing the looks on the children’s faces makes our holiday season. The “Shop with a Cop” program brings children and Safety officers together and builds a bond that is essential to community policing as well as provides for families that would be unable to bring about the holiday joy with food and gifts. There should be no child that feels the sense of confusion and the feeling of going “without” during the holiday season due to poverty and financial strains. The Hiram/Garrettsville Police Department “Shop with a Cop” program reaches out to families and brings the holiday joy to many more children and their families. If you, your family, or business is interested in providing resources essential to ensure that the program is a success, please contact Chief Ed Samec of the Hiram Police Department. The “Shop with a Cop” programs survives solely upon donations, fundraisers, and grant awards.
The Hiram Police Department is pleased to announce the acquisition and approval of the Ohio Criminal Justice Services Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant. The grant will fund the acquisition of 1 in-car dash mounted video recorder unit for 1 of Hiram PD patrol vehicles. The total project is budgeted at $3,395.00. The approval of this grant will heighten the ability to obtain video evidence and footage of officer/public interactions during traffic stops without carrying the financial burden to the taxpayers. “With successful grant acquisitions we are able to improve, acquire, and update safety equipment, which generates an improved safety service that we provide to the community, it also is completed without burdening taxpayers or the budget with the expense”. Currently Hiram PD has 1 in-car video recording device which was also acquired from a grant. The in-car dahs mounted video recorder is extremely important to law enforcement, we now will have the capability to capture footage that will serve to be extremely vital in our everyday operations.  
Ohio Criminal Justice Services Justice Assistance Services Law Enforcement grant 2016 Ohio Criminal Justice Grant